HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc134-5W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid projects were supported by her Department, and what financial help has been given to,(a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Sri Lanka and (d) Kenya, during each of the last three years. [1518691]

Mr. Mullin

We have given Kenya debt relief and financed projects targeted on poverty reduction, in natural resources; rural and urban development; private sector and trade development; economic governance including public sector and law reform, and the fight against corruption; political empowerment and legal rights; education; health and population; and for relief of the country's worst drought in 40 years. We have also part-financed the development of Kenya's Poverty Reduction Strategy, and given budgetary assistance in support of the reform programme agreed with the World bank and the IMF.

Our assistance to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya over the last three years has been:

£ million
1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000
India 81.0 90.0 106.0
Pakistan 27.9 24.3 22.7
Sri Lanka 4.8 6.0 6.1
Kenya 29.4 33.1 27.1